|Puerto Vallarta fishing report, by PV Sportfishing.
|Angler report Larry Haynes. September
For years I've had the dream of catching a 200+lb Cow,
but never dreamed that I would catch a 200+ lber and a
300+ lber in the same trip!
My wife, son Eric, and I fished with Capt Torres 17 & 18
Sept....AWESOME TEAM (like I need to tell anyone).
Original plans were to fish 18 and 21 Sept, and try and
squeeze a trip in with Capt Manny (didn't happen, but
there's a next time!), but with all the computer models
saying that that Tropical Storm Karl was going to pass
over the PV area on that day, I decided to ask them to
switch dates from the 21st to the 17th...just to be certain
to get the fishing in.
Met Capt and crew at the lighthouse at 0600, did the
meet and greet thing, got food, fuel, bait and on our way.
Hit the rock, made bait rather quickly and lines in the
water just as fast as the bait was coming in.
About 0920, and raining like heck, the first bite was on.
Our son Eric was in the driver's seat and it was "game on"
for the next hour on a 200+ pound Blue. After that, things
went cold for a couple hours when the next bite was on.
The battle didn't last long, because the hook either
pulled, or the fish spit it out. I just know that it had some
real shoulders on it. A bit later we bagged a 75 lb yellow
fin and things went quite again....Capt Steve said, the bit
will turn back on about 1 p.m., so we just cooled our heels
and trolled around to see what we could pick up. Like
clock work, at 1:04 the next bite was on.....then off.....a bit
later....another.....and then off.....then another......Dang it.
We then plowed the water for a few hours when the next
bit was on. While fighting this fish, a school of big tuna
were jumping all around the boat - it was crazy cool
seeing 50-100lbers jumping all around me, while fighting
the first dream fish. 1 hour later, a 200+ lb cow lay on the
deck and I was about 10lbs lighter from sweating.
Same as day 1....greatings, bait, fuel and back to the
rock. Wife was up first this day....0900-ish she lock's up
with a nice bull doroado. After a decent fight, she bagged
the bull and was ready for more. After a lul in the
action....Our son reeled in a really nice Wahoo. A little
while later, Capt Steve tells Freddy, who just caught a big
skippy, to put it on the down-rigger at about 100 ft.
Approximately 30 minutes after setting the bait at 100 ft,
the big one hit - I've never seen a fish take so much line,
so fast. The reel was at the Spectra in a flash. The fight
was on....and on.....and on....1 1/2 hours later, the 300
lber was brought on the boat and I was exhausted.
Day one....200+ lb Blue, 75lb yellow fin, and a 200+ lb
Day two....Bull Dorado, a nice wahoo, and a 300+ lb Cow
Enjoy the pics!
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